Lifestyle & Fashion

Prolonged standing as bad as sitting

London: While health detriments associated with sitting for long stretches of time at the office are well documented, it has been found that jobs that require people to stand for long....

New fish species discovered in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: A new cyprinid fish, Puntius Dolichopterus has been discovered in Kerala's Kayamkulam city, a media report said. The new fish species has been discovered, named and described by Mathews Plamoottil,....

‘Men no longer depend on spouses to define their style’

New Delhi: Indian men have developed a deeper understanding of fashion and make independent choices as far as style is concerned, says designer Narendra Kumar Ahmed, who has dressed the likes....

Salty food doesn’t cause thirst: Study

London: Contradicting the popular assumption of salt causing thirst, it has been found that eating salty food does not necessarily make us drink more water, says a study. "Based on the....

Wine, berries can stain your teeth

Los Angeles: You may usually worry about the result of spilling certain foods and drinks on a pristine white table cloth or a new white dress, but also think about the....

Dairy products make probiotics more effective

Washington: The success of probiotics for boosting human health may depend partly upon the food, beverages, or other material carrying the probiotics, a study shows. Dairy products are the most popular....

Monsoon essentials for a woman’s bag

New Delhi: You may love the pitter-patter of the rain falling on window panes, but the monsoon can be a tough battle when you have to step out. Always keep some....

Ericsson’s sales surge

Stockholm: Telecom giant Ericsson reported a surge in global sales for the second quarter of the fiscal 2015-16, as the company executed its cost-savings programme. Sales in the second quarter totalled....

Chinese man grows breasts after eating chicken

Beijing: A 26-year-old Chinese man reportedly grew breasts because of the hormones in his fried chicken meals, his doctors said. Li, who loved to eat fried chicken wings and drumsticks, went....

Mahindra agri forays into edible oil segment

Kolkata : The agro vertical of automotive maker Mahindra & Mahindra on Friday said it has forayed into the edible oil segment, investing Rs.8-10 crore in this space. "We have....

Birth order has no effect on IQ level: Study

New York: The differences between first-borns and "later-borns" are so small that they have no practical relevance to personality or intelligence development of people, says a study. The study observed 377,000....

Dressing tips for working women during monsoon

New Delh: Avoid whites and long trousers or skirts too look more professional and feel comfortable at work during the monsoon season, says an expert. Sheena Agarwaal, director, Urbanista Image Consultancy,....

Grandparents’ love can make kids fat

London: Grandparents are often extremely fond of their grandchildren but a study says that affection from grandparents may lead to childhood obesity. Grandparents tend to indulge, overfeed and protect grandchildren in....

Why one woman doesn’t gift perfume to another

New York: Women do not buy perfume for other women and they certainly do not share them, an interesting study has revealed. Women who do buy or share fragrances with other....

More parents on Facebook seeking emotional advice

New York: More and more parents are joining Facebook to give and seek emotional, social and parental advice to close friends, a new study has revealed. While 75 percent of parents....

Rudeness at office contagious

New York: Encountering rude behaviour from seniors at work can turn employees impolite in return, spreading rudeness like a virus, a study says. Not just vitiating the atmosphere, rudeness in office....

Tax on sugary drinks can curb obesity

Washington: A tax on sugary drinks that depends on the number of calories or amount of sugar per litre could help fight obesity, a study says. A few countries like Mexico....

Now, tool to identify healthy food

New York: If you think that your favourite eating joint is making you fat, do not worry. New results identify an effective tool for measuring how well a restaurant is....

Cannabis can help heal bone fractures

London: Use of an anti-inflammatory compound found in cannabis significantly helps heal bone fractures, a study says. The study, conducted on rats with mid-femoral fractures, found that administration of the non-psychotropic....

Ex-Australian deputy PM launches ’boutique’ beer

Sydney:Former Australian deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese launched his Albo Corn Ale beer here on Friday which will be available in bottles and in selected hotels. It is being made....

Rohit Bal to present off-site show at AICW 2015

New Delhi: Ace designer Rohit Bal is set to create a world of fantasy through an off-site show during the Amazon India Couture Week (AICW) 2015, at which Rahul Mishra,....

Learn two languages for a sharper brain

Washington:A new study suggests people who speak two languages have more gray matter in the executive control region of the brain. Earlier, bilingualism was thought to be a disadvantage because....

Have a sweet tooth? Blame your genes

New York: The answer of why some people have a sweet tooth while others avoid extra servings of desserts lies in your genes, scientists say. Just as people born wIth a....

Body temperature can trigger sudden cardiac death

New York:Sudden death caused by an irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia) can be triggered by changes in body temperature, scientists have warned. While studying the proteins that underlie electrical signalling in....

Facebook tests ‘Watch Later’ button

New York: With Facebook already clocking four billion daily video views, it is clearly one of the fastest growing content categories on the site. Now, Facebook wants to expand that....

Hole in head makes you smarter

Melbourne : Intelligence in humans can be estimated by the size of the holes in the skull through which the arteries pass, says a study. "It is possible to estimate....

Home decor tips for monsoon

New Delhi:  Using light curtains or lace curtains and proper lighting at home can make your decor pretty and bright on a dull and gloomy rainy day, says an expert.....

India Couture Week 2015 to begin from July 29

New Delhi: With online store Amazon.in as its official title sponsor, the five-day India Couture Week 2015 will begin here on July 29. The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI),....

Jupiter’s twin spotted

London: A team of scientists has discovered a planet with a mass very similar to Jupiter, orbiting a Sun-like star at almost the same distance as Jupiter. According to the....

Emma Stone’s Twitter lessons for Woody Allen

Los Angeles:Actress Emma Stone taught veteran director Woody Allen how Twitter worked and unwittingly used one of his own lines as an example of a good post on the micro-blogging....